Gaucho wrote:Oh, don't worry, it's all good. I still like my team.
I have to admit the really difficult part for me is not so much comparing players from different eras (not saying it's easy, of course), but putting the length of their tenure into context. There are still a handful of defensemen available with 300+ games, so I wasn't sure if ranking Gordie Roberts ahead of all of them was really a sound decision.
Edit: Just seen your last post, mikey. Yeah, I get your point. Then again, he was a big part of two Cup winning teams.
Oh believe me, even with some experience with this in general, I'm having trouble with the juxtaposing of "peak" vs. "longevity" - I broke and took Moe Mantha recently with the claim "I can't ignore that peak season any longer" I agree that that's been the hardest part for me, as I'm fairly used to comparing players throughout eras for other projects that I've done/participated in.
Roberts is a tricky one for me...this is the first draft pick so far that wasn't on any of my lists to be honest...which isn't to say that it's wrong or bad or anything, but I was quite surprised to see his name personally...
According to my notes, he was basically a #5/6 defenseman in 1991 and 1992 for us...
1991 ice time is estimated to be --
ATOI: Coffey, Zalapski, Murphy, [undrafted], [undrafted], Ulf (14 GP), Roberts, [undrafted]
ES: Coffey, Ulf (14 GP), Murphy, [undrafted], [undrafted], Roberts, Zalapski, [undrafted]
^ a little wonky because of the roster turnover we had that season...
ATOI: Coffey, Murphy, Ulf, Kjell, [undrafted], Roberts, [undrafted]
ES: Coffey, Murphy, Kjell, Ulf, Roberts, [undrafted], [undrafted]